13 days in Florida Itinerary

13 days in Florida Itinerary

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13 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Amelia Island
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

few
hours
Amelia Island

Amelia Island ©
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
On the 19th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Fort Clinch State Park and then contemplate the long history of Fernandina Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amelia Island trip maker app .

Washington DC to Amelia Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, Amelia Island is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach ©
Fernandina Beach

2
nights
Crystal River

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Three Sisters Springs, immerse yourself in nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and then let little ones run wild at Pine Island Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Crystal River travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Amelia Island to Crystal River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amelia Island in March, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Crystal River. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Pine Island Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Three Sisters Springs ©
Three Sisters Springs

3
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and South Marco Beach. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Everglades City (about 38 minutes away). It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marco Island sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Crystal River to Marco Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, Marco Island is a bit warmer than Crystal River - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the activities along Intracoastal Waterway, get engrossed in the history at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), and then kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Lauderdale road trip planning site .

Drive from Marco Island to Fort Lauderdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Fort Lauderdale are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hollywood Beach, Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA)
Highlights from your plan
Intracoastal Waterway ©
Intracoastal Waterway
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Islamorada trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Lauderdale to Islamorada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Old Seven Mile Bridge. Get outdoors at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip planner .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. March in Marathon sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key route planner .

Big Pine Key is just a stone's throw from Marathon. In March in Big Pine Key, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

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